ABOMINATIONs 2 første album reutgis

ABOMINATIONs 2 første album reutgis

Out of several projects established by Paul Speckmann, the legendary bassist and vocalist, Abomination is by far the most aggressive one. The music conjoins all the best elements of death, thrash, hardcore and punk and puts them together in one furious mixture of aggression and skill. Metal Mind Productions presents remastered versions of two Abomination albums: the self-titles debut album and "Tragedy Strikes". Both titles are a must-have for all death metal enthusiasts and fans of Speckmann's talent. Re-release of band's debut album from 1990 – "Abomination" – includes 3 bonus tracks. "Tragedy Strikes" to this day remains one of the band's finest releases, taking death metal into a whole new dimension, which will amaze every true fan of heavy music. New edition includes 4 bonus tracks!  

Classic albums taken from Nuclear Blast archives will be available in a new digipak edition, limited to numerated 2000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc. The release date is set for 11th February 2008 in Europe and 15th April 2008 in USA (via MVD).    

"Abomination" (remastered + bonus tracks)

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1122 DG
Barcode: 5907785031746
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numerated copies)
Genre:  death metal
Release date: 11.02.2008 Europe / 15.04.2008 USA  

1. The choice
2. Murder, Rape, Pillage And Burn
3. Reformation
4. Redeem Deny
5. Possession
6. Suicidal Dreams
7. Life And Death
8. Victim Of The Future
9. Tunnel Of Damnation
10. Follower
11. Impending Doom  

Bonus tracks:
12. Social Outcast
13. Doomed by the Living
14. Curses of the Deadly Sin  

"Tragedy Strikes" (remastered + bonus tracks)

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1123 DG
Barcode: 5907785031753
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numerated copies)
Genre:  death metal
Release date: 11.02.2008 Europe / 15.04.2008 USA  

1. Blood For Oil
2. They're Dead
3. Pull The Plug
4. Will They Bleed
5. Industrial Sickness
6. Soldier
7. Kill Or Be Killed
8. Oppression  

Bonus tracks:
9. The Face In The Crowd
10. I'm Still Free
11. Take A Sip Of Power
12. Man Created God  

Abomination was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1987, a time when thrash metal infected every other genre on the heavy music scene. Thus the band's style, deriving from crushing death metal, involved thrash, but also hardcore and punk elements, all conjoining in one tasty mixture of technique and aggression. But this was no accidental blend – the founders of Abomination took out a lot from their other projects to form the ultimate metal juggernaut, bringing sheer devastation into the metal world. Definitely the most known member of Abomination is Paul Speckmann, the legendary bassist and vocalist, founder of the cult bands Master and Death Strike. Speckmann is to this day considered one of the most prominent figures of the underground metal scene, who helped in shaping the entire death metal genre as we know it. Around 1987 he was playing in Funeral Bitch,  which he formed with Alex Olvera from Assault. But soon he found an urge to do something different…   The line-up chosen for Speckmann's new band was rock-solid – Aaron Nickeas (drums) and Dean Chioles (guitar) were both experienced musicians who sharpened their talents in the death metal horde Body Bag. Abomination was yet another step in his musical evolution, a step towards a definitely more aggressive sound. In 1990, the two demo releases were followed by a 7 inch split album with Master. After that the group was ready for a full length album. Later in 1990 Abomination signed a deal with Nuclear Blast and soon their self-titled debut hit the stores. Starting off with the longest and most varied track "The Choice", the music immediately overwhelms the listener with a wall of heavy guitars and angry thrash-like vocals. The band is taking no prisoners, as more aggression spills out with songs such as "Murder, Rape, Pillage and Burn" (with some impressive drum-work by Nickeas), "Suicidal Dreams", "Life and Death" or "Follower". Definitely one of the most interesting tracks on the album is the devilish "Possession", starting with Speckmann slowly reciting the Lord's Prayer, accompanied by screams of pain in the background. During the entire LP, Speckmann yells with genuine fury, without the necessity to turn to incomprehensive death grunts. But with this aggression comes a very strong message – the lyrics oscillate around politics (often criticizing the American government), religion and war. In various interviews Speckmann underlined his frustration with what's going on in his homeland: "The USA is and has been one big joke since its inception. First killing the Indians and now trying to force democracy on people and countries that aren't interested in the American Way (…) I just cannot understand why the American cannot see this. Maybe it's because I AM ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN." After their debut release Abomination recorded a second album in 1991 – "Tragedy Strikes". The LP took the band's music to a higher level and strengthened the group's position among the fans. Unfortunately, after 1991 Speckmann decided to retire from the metal scene, to which he returned in 1999. With the release of the EP "The Final War", Abomination stormed right back on the metal soil, delivering a tasteful appetizer before the main course – the third full-length album entitled "Curses of a Deadly Sin" (this time recorded with Schaffer on drums).